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Unit 3: Cinema
 
Listen  1: Suggesting a night out in London
 
A night out on London
 
 
John has just arrived at Fiona's place in Camden. He wants them both to go out for the evening in London. He makes several suggestions about what they could do.
 
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John:
Do you want to go out somewhere tonight?

Fiona:
Oh there’s no one I want to see at the moment.
Yeah OK, I’ll have a look and see what’s on.
Oh, I don’t know, what were you thinking of?
Thanks but I’ve just eaten.
 

John:
I thought we could go to Earl’s Court to see a band.

Fiona:
Oh there’s no one I want to see at the moment.
Yeah OK, I’ll have a look and see what’s on.
Oh, I don’t know, what were you thinking of?
Thanks but I’ve just eaten.
 

John:
OK, well, how about going out for a bite to eat? My treat!

Fiona:
Oh there’s no one I want to see at the moment.
Yeah OK, I’ll have a look and see what’s on.
Oh, I don’t know, what were you thinking of?
Thanks but I’ve just eaten.
 

John:
Well, why don’t we go and see a film?

Fiona:
Oh there’s no one I want to see at the moment.
Yeah OK, I’ll have a look and see what’s on.
Oh, I don’t know, what were you thinking of?
Thanks but I’ve just eaten.
 

 
Language tips - vocabulary
 
a bite to eat - food
"my treat" - "i'll pay"
what's on - here, the films that are showing

 
Language tips - grammar
 
Making suggestions

"Let's go and see a band." (Let's + base form.)
"How about going out for a bite to eat?" (How about + -ing?)
"We could go and see an exhibition." (We could + base form.)
"Why don't we go and see a film?" (Why don't we + base form?)


 
 
  Units
 
 
Unit 1: Transport
 
  Unit 2: Hotel
 
  Unit 3: Cinema
 
 
 
Listen 1: Suggesting a night out in London
 
 
 
Listen 2: Deciding what film to see
 
 
 
Listen 3: Talking about the film
 
 
 
Read 1: Reading film reviews
 
 
 
Read 2: Cinemas in London
 
 
 
Speak 1: Using stress to help describe a film
 
 
 
Unit 4: Shopping
 
Unit 5: Work
 
Unit 6: Eating Out
 
  Useful links
 
 
BBC London film finder